Stephen Douglas Registered Psychotherapist

self_at_Dan_Dalton_image-199x258Stephen Douglas has provided healing and support for individuals, couples, and families for over twenty-five years as a family counsellor and psychotherapist.

In addition to traditional forms of psychotherapy, including Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Relational and Satir Family Systems, Stephen has integrated indigenous teachings and Buddhist philosophy concerning mental health and holistic well-being into his practice.

Stephen offers an effective model of change for clients who have emotional or relationship blocks leading to depression, anxiety, and chronic anger. He also provides insightful marriage and family therapy, validating every family members’ needs and helping each learn to communicate effectively without blame.

Stephen has also worked extensively in the field of family conflict, including groups for clients who are violent in their intimate relationships as well as family members who have been or have witnessed abuse. In 2000, he took a one-year sabbatical to volunteer in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, helping a community establish a domestic violence counseling program. Stephen also utilizes psychodrama and facilitates groups and workshops to help participants develop self-awarness, connection, and personal growth.

Stephen is a Registered Member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), as well as a Certified Member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists (OACCPP).

He is Editor of Psychologica, a well-respected e-magazine published by the OACCPP. He previously served as a Board Member of the OACCPP and the Chair of the Professional Development Committee, and as instructor for the TAPE/Adler School of Professional Studies. Stephen’s articles have been published in Psychologica, the Gestalt Journal, the B.C. Counsellor, Shared Vision, and Humanist Perspectives.

Educational Highlights:

  • University of British Columbia.
    Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology.
  • Gestalt Training Institute (Vancouver)
    Certificate in Gestalt Therapy Training.
  • Satir Institute of the Pacific Northwest
    Training in Satir Systemic Marriage & Family Therapy.
  • Martyn R. Thomas, M.A., C.Psych.Assoc.
    Training in trauma rehabilitation, assessment and treatment for anxiety disorders, and pain management.
  • Dr. Christine Padesky
    Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
  • Lee Klinger Lesser
    Training in Mindfulness/Sensory Awareness.
  • Jay Tropianskaia
    Training in addiction treatment, holistic approach to mental health.

Supervision Resources:

  • Dr. Dan Dalton, Registered Psychologist


Stephen is a Registered Member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), as well as a Certified Member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists

Stephen helps clients address a wide range of concerns, including:

  • abuse
  • addiction
  • anger management
  • anxiety
  • bereavement
  • communication skills
  • conflict resolution
  • depression
  • family counselling
  • marriage and intimate relationship issues
  • men’s personal growth
  • parenting
  • relationship coaching
  • stress management
  • trauma
  • wellness
  • youth counselling

He can also provide your company with the following presentations:

  • 7 Good Habits to Rejuvenate Your Workday
  • Embracing Challenge & Change (Stress Management)
  • Mastering the Art of Effective Listening
  • Replacing Blame with Co-empowerment in the Workplace
  • What to Do When Anger Gets in the Way

or tailor a workshop to your specific need.

For more information or to book an appointment, you can call:

416 766-7321

or go to contact Stephen for further details on counselling office locations.